Six million fall behind on bills because of coronavirus, with carers, shielders and key workers hardest hit

Industry News | 21/08/20

One in nine people, the equivalent of six million people across the UK, have reported falling behind on household bills because of coronavirus according to new research from Citizens Advice. With protections against eviction for renters and the ban on face-to-face bailiff collection both ending, the charity warns that many of those struggling may face harsh enforcement.

Those who care for someone older or younger, those who said they were shielding during the pandemic and key workers are all at least twice as likely to have fallen behind on a household bill because of coronavirus, according to a nationally representative poll of 6,000 people.

Source: Citizen’s Advice